5 Haunted Libraries in 5 Different Countries

Take a virtual tour of some of the world's most haunted libraries, and learn the history behind the hauntings of these bookish spaces. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-02 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Knight Foundation Invests $5 Million in 'Library-Centered' Digital Platform

The funding will support the Palace Project, a nascent partnership between LYRASIS and the Digital Public Library of America to develop digital tools and services for libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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House Introduces Bill Seeking $5 Billion for Library Facilities

The Build America’s Libraries Act was introduced in the House of Representatives this week by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Don Young (R-AK) and would provide $5 billion to address decades of needed repairs, updates, as well as the construction of modern library facilities in underserved and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeremy O. Harris is donating a collection of plays by Black writers to libraries across the country.

On Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, Slave Play and Daddy playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced he is donating a collection of 15 plays by Black playwrights to 53 libraries and community centers across the United States—and is donating one such collection to Northwestern University in Seth... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 17:29:54 UTC ]
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Hampshire Country Council to close eight libraries

Hampshire County Council has revealed it intends to close eight of its 48 council-run libraries and reduce the opening hours of those remaining by an average of 20%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 14:34:26 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: April 5, 2019

Among the week's headlines: Why "one louder" might best describe the ALA's upcoming list of most challenged books; a conservative group is vowing to continue its legal battle against libraries and information providers; and, more movement on the open access front. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Feminist Library crowdfunder just £5,000 short with days left

The Feminist Library is only £5,000 short of its crowdfunding target for its move to Peckham with just days left to go. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: October 5, 2018

Among the week's headlines: Libraries get good news on funding; a controversial copyright bill resurfaces; and why the net neutrality battle is about to get much bigger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 5, 2018

Among the headlines this week: No, Libraries Are Not Dying; The Most Popular Library Reads of 2017; and Dewey's Checkered Past. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Innovations That Show Libraries Don’t Have To Die

Sure, the age of browsing for books and checking them out may be coming slowly to a close, but the idea of a library can adapt rather than fade away. These five locations are doing just that. When I took a high school class in "library science," the primary innovation I learned about was the... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brent library campaigners ask for £5 donations

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 16:12 Campaigners in Brent are asking members of the public to donate £5 apiece to fund the legal action over the council's library closures. The campaigners say they need £30,000 to take their case for a judicial review to the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Under 5: Audiobooks Under 5 Hours for One-Day Listening

If you're looking for the satisfaction of finishing a great book in a day or two, check out these short audiobooks under 5 hours. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-06 10:37:37 UTC ]
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Demolishing Public Libraries From The Inside: Niles Public Library Is a Warning

The Niles-Maine Public Library in suburban Chicago is being destroyed from the inside by politically-conservative Board officials. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-07-15 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Report Urges Library Leaders to Address Decline in Public Library Usage Stats

In 'The Freckle Report 2021,' veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage is in decline—and he suggests library leaders must do more to reverse the slide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Black comic book creators with 5 ways of seeing this inclusive superhero moment

Black superheroes are popular onscreen thanks to the work of Black creators of comic book characters and stories that anticipated this racial reckoning moment. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-29 12:00:48 UTC ]
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What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-01 11:30:00 UTC ]
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A Little Library Life: On Finding Sanctuary in On-Campus Libraries

One reader on finding solace and sanctuary in college libraries as a transfer student. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-17 10:39:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Reopen in COVID-19 Hot Spots: Are Library Staff Being Protected?

In considering whether staff are being protected as libraries reopen during the pandemic, we take a look at some Arizona libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-18 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries

Canadian librarians push back against a recently published editorial arguing that public libraries are "a net harm" to literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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